Cherry Winkle Moore, MFA, MDiv
Minister of Fine Arts
Making Divine Images Visible
Cherry Winkle Moore is a visual artist and a hospice chaplain. Cherry has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, drawing and printmaking from the University of Alabama. Later she completed a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in pastoral care. Cherry sometimes says that in her case the MFA stands for Minister of Fine Arts and the MDiv stands for Making Divine Images Visible.
Cherry has a son, Judson, who is a Citizen of the World. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Kyrgyzstan) and has traveled widely. You can read about his adventures at judsonlmoore.com. Her other son, Lew, lives in Heaven.
Cherry was ordained to the gospel ministry in 2000 by Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana and is endorsed as a hospice chaplain by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Although Cherry is employed by Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas the views expressed here are her own and not those of the agency or of any agency or of any person or organization affiliated or doing business with the agency.
A Canadian friend wrote me a day or two after 9/11 and asked me what I was thinking about the terrorist attacks. Here is my reply written 9/16/2001.read more
My best experience of a Social Worker – and my worst – happened on the same day in the same room. One listened to me deeply and had for a long time; she helped me to see that our family was “in a heap on the floor.”read more
Someone actually asked me the question in this poem.
The question prompted the poem.
Some thoughts about the dreams I had for Lew. I guess I could say that these dreams have come true but not in the way I had imagined.read more
I was a pilgrim on a Walk to Emmaus in Kentucky in 1987. This story is about something that happened to me during that experience – a means of grace from God to me. I pray it may bless you.read more
This is one of my favorite stories of God’s grace at work in our family.read more
Is one story the mother of the other? The truth is bigger than the question.
God’s Light is willing to go with us into every darkness.
Mabel Mastin was the kind of person I wanted praying for me in a crisis. It was clear to me that Mabel had on open line to the throne of God.read more
An event from early in Lew’s life. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude changed the lenses through which I saw my son and my world.read more